This lawsuit alleges that Best Buy required that its retail employees attend regular “GroupMe” meetings off the clock but did not pay for their attendance during non shift hours.
Most Best Buy employees work a 40 hour work week. All hours above that time are paid at time and a half.
This lawsuit alleges that Best Buy required employees attend “GroupMe” work related discussions during non-shift hours within Best Buy’s “groups” on the “GroupMe” smart phone application. Participation in these GroupMe discussions during non-shift hours was mandatory and often required other work to be performed such as follow-up phone calls, e-mails, and text messages, as well as responding within the GroupMe application itself.
Current and former employees of Best Buy required to perform this uncompensated off-the clock work include, but are not limited to, people in the following positions:
We will check back in late September, 2015 to see how Best Buy responds to this lawsuit.